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Androgynous Departure - Caterpillars are known to be Androgynous as they are reproduced in an A-sexual manner. The departure side of this insect is shown within the next part of its life, as a cocoon. The idea of departure from one life to another, as a butterfly could be an interesting idea to explore?
I've seen lots of Swallowtail butterflies in San Diego, but never any of these guys. Still, I think of them as "caterpillar classic."